To ensure Westbrook stay at the forefront of industry understanding and innovation, we have a highly knowledgeable and experienced Senior Advisory Board – comprised of some of the UK’s leading industry experts.
Through the Senior Advisory Board we blend expert technology consulting with deep industry insight – understanding the issues that face our clients from an insider’s perspective.
Former MD Santander UK with an international portfolio in Retail Banking and a particular emphasis on customer experience.
Chairman GB Data Plc,
Founder and ex Chairman & CEO SSP,
Former COO Virgin Money, COO Insurance and currently CEO The Hanley Building Society
Former Executive Director – Visa International, SVP – MasterCard, Head of Cards – NatWest,
Digital and Mobile payments ‘Guru’ & Fintech Strategic Adviser.
Media & Communications
Formerly Carat Media – MD,
News Corp Director of Commercial Strategy,
CCO Johnston Press,
Senior VP at Informa Plc,
25 years running & digitally transforming market leading media owners & agencies.
Consumer & Brand
20 years as President and CEO / CFO of Virgin Retail and Entertainment Group, 6 years of working with leading Private Equity groups in UK and USA
Significant experience working in entrepreneur lead businesses most recently as COO in Fitflop – the footwear group.
A Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of C- level roles in private equity or leading entrepreneurial groups
Manufacturing & Industrial
Former VP EMEA Welch Allyn, Eschmann Equipment,
MD Rodnight Partnership,
30+ years in high end manufacturing, channel management & commercial experience, with 50 country knowledge.
Construction and related industries
40-year career including senior executive experience as Contractor, Consultant and Client within the construction and related industries.
A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, A former member of the UK Government’s panel of 6 ‘key industry figures’ reviewing industry legislation.
Housing & Health
Chris Lyons has extensive experience in strategic planning, corporate finance and governance in the banking, housing and health sectors. He is a published author.
He has held senior executive positions in Finance and Operations at Abbey National and Minster Trust.
Chris has a portfolio of board and advisory appointments in the housing sector as Chairman of Ashley House plc , Chairman of London Strategic Housing and Deputy Chairman of Network Housing Group. He has also been an advisor to NHS England, Baltic International Bank, Otkritie Securities and TOR Fx.
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